Karting News Briefs

  27 February 2017

some kart racing updates...

  • Half-price entries are available to KA licence holders and interstaters who want to try long-circuit karting at Lakeside where the Queensland Superkart Club will run the opening round of the 2017 series:

  • The Whyalla Caravan Park (sponsor of the Whyalla Kart Club) is offering a huge 25% off accommodation for all Whyalla race meetings, including the Whyalla City Titles on May 13-14.

  • Whyalla Kart club also advise the race meeting scheduled for March 4th has had to be cancelled. The club's Dave Camwell said new bitumen, kerbing, gravel traps etc look fantastic, but there are still a number of task to finish off. "All work will be well and truly completed before our next club event on April 22nd" he said.

  • The Stony Creek circuit in Victoria has commenced the installation of circuit lighting, digging trenches to lay the power cabling:

  • The track extension at Albury-Wodonga was officially opened on the weekend. The initial track records for the new layout have now been established:
    • Cadet 12 Luke Van Zanten 48.528
    • Cadet 9 Anthony Alessi 51.204
    • KA3 Junior Zac Van Zanten 43.557
    • KA3 Senior light Alex Cattle 44.102
    • KA3 Senior Medium James Reynolds 44.960
    • KA4 Junior Heavy Jackson Rice 45.836
    • KA4 Junior Light Dylan Muller 45.799
    • Open Performance Danny Wright (DD2) 41.062
    • TAG 125 Heavy Billy Guttler 42.989
    • TAG 125 Light Thomas McCulloch 42.018
    • TAG 125 Restricted Heavy Ryan VanRee 45.916
    • TAG 125 Restricted Light Blake Worboys 44.212
    • TAG 125 Restricted Medium Dylan Starkey 45.042

      pic - AWKC

  • Video of combined TaG R Heavy/TaG Restricted Meduim/KA3 Senior Heavy negotiating the new Albury-Wodonga hairpin on the club day race meeting on Sunday:

  • J-Junior Showdown:

  • Rotax Pro Tour Bolivar, information for competitors:

    Trailer & Vehicle Storage

    • OPTION A)
      Self Storage Australia (http://www.selfstore.com.au/) have a new facility which has just opened up on the corner of Womma Rd and Peachey Rd, Edinburgh (about 15min from the track).  Site apparently well suited for trailers and is secure with regular patrols. Call Rachel on (08) 8369 3055. Cost is $150/month (pro-rated; i.e. refund will be provided for partial months upon exit).
    • OPTION B)
      U-Store-It at Para Hills West (near Parafield).  They have limited site availability, but it is another option.  Contact Tanya on 08 8283 3355.

    Practice Information for Pro Tour Competitors

    The Bolivar kart track is available for practice every day by prior arrangement with the club from now until the end of Sunday the 5th of March, when the track will close as per the Supplementary Regulations.

    PLEASE NOTE: The circuit will only be operational in the Anti-Clockwise direction. The venue is not licenced to be used in the Clockwise direction at all. The club has advised to be aware of any rumours that may be circulating.

    To arrange practice times, please contact:

    Brett Fortanier
    Phone: 0411402582
    Email: president@southerngokartclub.com.au
    Warren Mitchell
    Phone: 0432588471
    Email: sgkc.race.sec@gmail.com

    The track will be reserved for Pro Tour Competitors ONLY on Saturday 4th / Sunday 5th March, and at all other times will be open to our members as per usual. Practice fees are $50 per day per driver. Day membership forms and practice fee payment both need to be completed prior to practice.

    Pit Allocation
    Competitors who wish to leave equipment at the track from Sunday 5th March onwards may do so only by prior arrangement with the club. There will be NO security at the venue until Thursday night 9th March as per the Supplementary Regulations, and competitors will be leaving equipment at their own risk!
    To help with pit allocation the club is asking that all competitors and teams send their required pit space information to:
    Warren Mitchell
    Email: sgkc.race.sec@gmail.com
    Please send this information as soon as possible, including Drivers names and total space required for tents/marquee/trailers in metres. (i.e. 6x6, 6x12, 12x12 etc. )

    Thanks in advance,
    Southern Go Kart Club





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